Molecular Gastronomy, Cocktail
$ $ $ $
50 Clinton St (btwn Stanton & Rivington St)
New York, NY 10002
(212) 477-2900
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm
6:00pm - 10:00pm

Say what you will about "molecular gastronomy," but you have to give it up to a restaurant that takes an iconic dish like eggs Benedict and reintroduces it to the plate as egg yolk cylinders with crispy cubes of molten hollandaise with dehydrated bacon. It's so pretty that you almost don't want to attack it with your fork — almost. Wylie Dufresne continues to prove himself one of our country's most imaginative and technically accomplished chefs, and a recent menu revamp that eliminated the à la carte option didn’t affect the restaurant's reputation in the least.  — Maryse Chevriere



  • Chef Wylie Du Frense is the best with food chemistry. -Timothy Dean, Top Chef
  • Theres a funky, urban-style wine cellar for private dining. - Inspector
  • On Food Network's The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Ted Allen raves about Eggs Benedict, a fresh twist on a classic dish, at WD~50 in New York, NY. Find more tips at Food Network Local.
  • In my opinion, wd-50 has the citys best and most eclectic tasting menu. I am always surprised and pleased. -Alex McCord, Real Housewives of New York City
  • Your palette had no idea that it could handle these combinations...
  • This Michelin star restaurant is for the true foodies, especially egg lovers. We recommend the tasting menu to get the full experience.
  • Go to wd~50 the tasting menu with wine pairings - you'll be pleasantly surprised by the randomness and deliciousness...
  • One of our fav desserts of the year is the rainbow sherbet here; Platt considers it Chef Alex Stupaks greatest creation. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
  • The creativity of the presentation and flavor combinations of the food will make you wonder in delight. Bring a camera for sure. -Maria Hines, Top Chef
  • Molecular Gastronomy at its finest! Order the tasting menu without wine pairings; otherwise half way through you wont remember what youve eaten.
  • One Michelin star.
  • Famous for molecular gastronomy and their eclectic menu, but you shouldnt overlook their cocktails - especially the Snow Globe!
  • Now open on Mondays and Tuesday!
  • The wine pairing with the tasting menu is aggressive. Get it.
  • Best gastronomy cocktails science has to offer. Try the snow globe or the shades of jade
  • Eggs bennie, all what others have said and more. Bass entree is absolutely out of this world.
  • Experimental, technical dishes.Try the hot pink noodles made from lobster roe, or sticky nigiri of mackerel and salsify, beaded with trout roe and seaweed. Critics' choice for best Manhattan splurge.
  • Not the cheapest option, but certainly one of the best. Plan a visit. You will not regret it *at all*. If the tasting menu is out of reach, we suggest the Eggs Benedict and Pork Ribs.
  • At the helm is Wylie Dufresne, one of the modern food world'sfounding culinary wizards. To dine at wd-50 is a promise of the unexpected, which is no small feat in this hard-to-impress town.
  • order every course, eat every bite and after you've finished dessert, order more appetizers

Nearby places

35 Clinton St (at Stanton St)
205 E Houston St (at Ludlow St)
433 E 6th St (btwn 1st Ave & Ave A)